Tokyo Olympics: Golfer Aditi Ashok finishes fourth, misses out on medal


Guwahati: Aditi Ashok’s stunning campaign at the Tokyo Olympics ended unfortunately without a medal as she finished just below the top three spots despite being in medal contention for most of the event.

It was a heartbreak for the World No. 200 as the underdog had finished Round 3 on Friday at the Silver medal position.

Aditi Ashok sealed 3 birdies on Saturday and finished a creditable fourth after the end of 4 pulsating rounds. The World No. 200 was battling toe to toe with World No. 1 Nelly Korda of USA and former World No. 1 and Rio Olympics silver medalist Lydia Ko of New Zealand, impressing with her putting and short play skills.

Aditi Ashok, the 23-year-old from Bengaluru, made history in Rio Olympics by becoming the youngest golfer (male or female) to feature at the Games. After finishing 41st in Rio, Aditi stormed back and stunned the field with a consistent show in Tokyo with her mother Maheshwari alongside as her caddie.